A Florida woman stabbed herself in the stomach multiple times over the weekend because she was tired of living in President Donald Trump’s America, police said.
The incident report was published by the Smoking Gun blog with the name of the woman, 46, redacted.
Police responded to a call about an adult female who had “stabbed herself with a kitchen knife,” according to the report. Upon arriving to the residence in the town of Palmetto, the report said, officers observed blood “all over” the woman’s legs, hands and face.
Asked what was wrong, the woman was said to have lifted up her shirt to reveal three self-inflicted stab wounds.
“I’m tired of living in Trump’s country,” she explained, according to the report. “I’m tired of Trump being president.”
The officer who filed the report said he “observed a large amount of blood on the floor of the residence in the kitchen, bathroom, and living room.” He said the woman reported having attempted to harm herself in the past and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Last year, therapists indicated a rise in what they unofficially diagnosed as “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” In a 2017 essay, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning – who is credited with originally coining the term – described the symptoms of “Trump Anxiety disorder” as worrying about the state of the country, feeling helpless and out of control, and spending too much time on social media.
In April, a video of an anti-Trump activist who identifies as a clown and acknowledges being mentally ill went viral after she announced she was reclaiming the clown symbol in the name of her people. Lil Lunchbox, aka Bri Washington, said in the video that she was disgusted at the alt-right’s co-opting of a meme depicting Pepe the Frog wearing a red nose and rainbow-colored wig.
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